Re: Joe Posnanski with more data showing that closers simply don't matter
Somebody here had the Tommy Lasorda tag about "the best teams loose a third of their games, the worst win a third so it's the middle third you have to worry about".
Games decided in the late innings are marginal. But the baseball gods are commies, they want to push everyone to .500. ergo, the marginal becomes crucial.
The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle